Swissport acquires Flightcare Spain and Belgium

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Ground services provider Swissport International has completed the acquisition of Flightcare Spain and Flightcare Belgium from Spanish construction firm FCC Versia.

The acquisition follows clearance from the various airport and regulatory authorities in Spain and Belgium, including AENA, the competition commission councils of Belgium and Spain, and Brussels Airport Company.

Flightcare's Spanish and Belgian operations together handled around 24 million passengers and 287,000 tonnes of cargo in 2011.

Swissport, which has been providing ground handling services in Spain since 2000, will now benefit from the addition of Flightcare's operations in Barcelona, Malaga, Fuerteventura, Valencia, Alicante, Jerez and Almeria.

The acquisition also marks Swissport Cargo's entry into Spain, thanks to Flightcare Spain's cargo operations in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia, Alicante and Almeria.

In Belgium, Swissport will now be able to offer passenger ground handling services at Brussels for the first time.